Denette '14 Publishes Indian Land Claims Article

11/14/2013 | Facebook | Twitter | Email

By Victoria Graf '14

At the time, Courtney Denette didn’t realize the paper she was working on in Professor Batson’s Federal Indian Law class would end up being a credential on her resume. However, that paper, Redressing Indian Land Claims: Compensation for Takings Under the 5th Amendment, was published by International Law Studies this September.

As an associate editor for the Albany Law Review, and the executive director of the Center for Judicial Process, Denette has become more aware of student publication opportunities. After collaborating with Professor Bonventre, her attention was drawn to the International Law Studies blog, which is directed by Professor Bonventre. Denette realized she had a paper that seemed to comport with the content published on the blog, thus beginning her “surprisingly easy” process of becoming published.

Denette cited three reasons why she believed the process went so smoothly: she selected a paper she had already written on an original and relevant topic. From there, she emailed Professor Bonventre to see if her paper met the International Law Studies submission criteria, and was informed that it did. The result? Denette, who currently interns at the New York State Bar Association as a law clerk, is now a published author with a formidable writing sample.

Albany Law School is home to both the Center for Judicial Process and International Law Studies, two blogs that provide online publishing for student research articles.

International Law Studies publishes papers that discuss “prevailing theories of international law, the impact of international law on societies, comparative law, and the intersection of current global issues and the field of international law.” 

The Centerfor Judicial Process publishes studies and reports on judicial process research, which includes “interdisciplinary research and study of courts and judges, including decision-making and voting, the judicial role and selection, and other facets of the judicial process.”